Memphis (Tenn.) East running back Brian Kimbrow is taking things slow right now. He doesn't have any leaders, doesn't know when he might name a top five and doesn't know when he will make a commitment.
But there is something Kimbrow does know.
He intends to play college football with his longtime friend and East High teammate, defensive back Will Redmond.
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"We're going to school together," Kimbrow said. "We're definitely going to the same school. Me and Will have a great relationship. We're like family. We're real close and don't want to go to school alone. I've known him since like the sixth or seventh grade."
As of Monday, while Kimbrow, a U.S. Army All-American, had more than two dozen offers, Redmond had three. Yet, making the duo's dream a reality won't be difficult, Kimbrow insisted.
A lot of schools "are close to [offering Redmond]," Kimbrow said. "They're just waiting on his junior film to come out."
For now, Kimbrow said he is "still open" to all schools.
Thus far, Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt have stood out. Kimbrow has visited the Vols, Bulldogs and Commodores. He made his trip to Knoxville two weeks ago.
"It went very good," Kimbrow said. "I like that we're building a relationship with the coaches. And I got a chance to talk to some of the players. They told me I was their No. 1 priority."
Kimbrow will check out Cincinnati in June.
He said he'd also like to visit Florida, Miami, Notre Dame and Southern California if possible. The Irish and Trojans have offered; the Gators and Hurricanes have not.
"I'm supposed to be making a trip up [to Notre Dame] soon," Kimbrow said. "I also want to visit Florida and the University of Miami. Miami wants me to come to a camp. More than likely, they're going to offer. Florida -- that's who I'm waiting to hear from. They sent some mail, but other than that I haven't heard from them since they got their new coaching staff."